Lorenzo il Magnifico review

Lorenzo il Magnifico Board Game Review


Name of the game: Lorenzo il Magnifico

BGG Ratings: 3.30 / 5

Year published: 2016

Publisher: Cranio Creations

Designer: Flaminia Brasini, Virginio Gigli, Simone Luciani

Number of players: 2-4

Playing time: 60-120 minutes

Game category/theme: Renaissance, economy, worker placement

Board game mechanics: Dice Rolling, Open Drafting, Worker Placement, Worker Placement with Dice Workers


Strategy: 9.0

Complexity: 7.5

Player Interaction: 8.0

Replayability: 8.5

Game Rating: 8.5

Cost: 6.0


Weight Rating = 16.5

Playability rating = 17.5

Play Rating score = 68

Value Rating = 11.33

Final Score Rating = 79.33


Lorenzo il Magnifico is a strategic worker placement game set in the Italian Renaissance. The game mechanics of card drafting and dice rolling add an element of chance to the game, while the resource management and worker placement mechanics require careful planning and foresight. Each round, players roll three dice and use them to take actions on the board, such as gaining resources, acquiring cards, and activating their personal player board. The game has a high level of player interaction, as players compete to acquire the best cards and resources before their opponents. The game also has a high replayability factor due to the randomization of the cards and the different strategies that can be employed. Overall, Lorenzo il Magnifico is a challenging and enjoyable game that requires strategic thinking and careful planning.

Lorenzo il Magnifico does not offer solo or cooperative play.

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